Islamic Organizations in Europe and the USA A Multidisciplinary Perspective

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-11-08
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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This volume explores the extraordinary variety of Islamic organizations in Europe and the United States. It focuses on the question of how local, national and transnational environments and changing public discourses on Muslims and Islam affect Islamic organizations and their members. The contributions all employ a bottom-up research approach and uncover diverse reactions of Islamic organizations in their forms of organization, strategies and practices. Compiling twelve studies from researchers of a variety of disciplines, this volume provides theoretical and empirical findings on Islamic organizations from the Baltic States, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and the US.

Author Biography

Matthias Kortmann is Researcher at the Department of Political Science, University of Munich, Germany.

Kerstin Rosenow-Williams is Researcher at the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.

Table of Contents

1. Multidisciplinary Research on Islamic Organizations: Heterogeneous Organizational Forms, Strategies, and Practices; Kerstin Rosenow-Williams and Matthias Kortmann

2. Islamic Organizations in Poland: From Monopoly to Pluralism; Agata S. Nalborczyk and Monika Ryszewska
3. Civil Liberties or Civil Rights? Muslim American Advocacy Organizations; Erik Love
4. Divided or Conquered: The Challenges of Organizational Life for Muslims in the United Kingdom and Spain; Justin Gest

5. The Impact of Public Debates on Muslim Representatives in Western Europe: The Agenda Setting Function of Mass Media; Maarten Koomen and Anja van Heelsum
6. Negotiating the Visibility of Islam in Switzerland: An Ethnographic Perspective on the Conflicts Involved with Building Projects for Mosques; Sarah Beyeler
7. Islamic Organizations in the Baltic States: Commonalities and Differences; Edgunas Racius
8. Not Quite In, Not Quite Out: Islamic Organizations in France and Germany and Their Ties to Their States of Origin; Benjamin Bruce
9. Neither Omnipotent nor a Paper Tiger: The Alevi Community in Germany (AABF) and the Dynamics of Its Multidimensional Area of Activity; Ludger Pries and Tülay Tuncer-Zengingül

10. Imams in Flanders, Belgium: Toward the First Flemish Imams; Patrick Loobuyck and Petra Meier
11. Religious Practices of DITIB Mosque Community Members: Perspectives from Germany; Theresa Beilschmidt
12. Identities, Islamophobia, and the State: Diverse Perspectives and Experiences of Muslim Civic Actors from Islamic Organizations in the UK; Abida Malik
13. The Gülen Movement in Western Europe and the United States; Ahmet Yükleyen and Ferhan Tunagür

14. Commonalities and Differences of Islamic Organizations in Europe and the USA ; Matthias Kortmann and Kerstin Rosenow-Williams

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